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Tag Archive | "Parenthood"

Dear Em & Lo: Should I Teach My Goddaughter Sex Ed?

Friday, February 19, 2010


photo by our “wise guy” Figleaf Dear Em & Lo, My goddaughter has reached the age where sexual exploration is something she might be considering delving into (if she hasn’t already). I’m not sure how to approach the issue of birth control with her. If she is wanting to have, or already is having sex [...]

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My New Sex Ed Teacher: Mom

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


photo by ILoveButter A contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: Until about a year ago, my mother was always very close-minded about sex. I never had “the talk” with either of my parents, and I learned about intercourse and other modes of love making via fellow classmates, [...]

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Dr. Kate, Is Essure a Good Alternative to Getting My Tubes Tied?

Thursday, February 11, 2010


photo by Mykl_Roventine Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every few weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I know I am done having children, but I do not want to go under [...]

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Comment of the Week: The Truth About Sagging Boobs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


photo by St_A_Sh I have a Master’s in Lactation Science, so I know what I am talking about when it comes to all things breast: 1) Breastfeeding does not make breasts sag. Pregnancy and genetics cause the lost of elastic tissue, which causes sagging, NOT breastfeeding. If you didn’t nurse your children [i.e. if you [...]

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Comment of the Week: Pro-Choice Means Giving Him a Choice, Too

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


photo by internets_dairy I’ve always known that I’m in a minority on this issue, but I’m going to voice it anyway. I absolutely believe that if a mother doesn’t want the child and the father does, that she should carry the child to term and he raises the child. Is that “imposing” on the woman’s [...]

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Your Call: Do We Need Male Reproductive Rights?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


photo of seahorse — the only male animal that gets knocked up — by cliff1066 Dear Em & Lo, The way I see it, there is simply no such concept as male reproductive rights. If your girl gets pregnant and wants to keep the baby, congratulations, you’re a dad! Pay up, sucker. If you want [...]

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Penguins Continue to Wage War on Family Values

Thursday, October 8, 2009


photo by Paul_Mannix Guess which book, according to the American Library Association, is the title most often requested to be removed from schools and libraries in the U.S.? Give up? For the third year in a row, it’s And Tango Makes Three, which is a guide to building your own bomb while smoking crack and attending orgies [...]

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Your Call: 38 and Want a Baby But He’s Not Ready

Monday, September 28, 2009


photo by Daquella_manera Dear Em & Lo, I’m 38 and have been with my boyfriend a little over two years. He recently told me he is not and will not be ready for a family and marriage for at least two more years because he is having financial issues. I am ready now, or at [...]

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Reproduction, Us Weekly-style: Celebrity Look-a-Like Sperm Donors

Monday, August 3, 2009

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At the Cryobank sperm bank in (natch) L.A., you can select a donor based on which celebrity he resembles Online dating neophytes will sometimes get lured into a blind date with someone whose profile boasts that they bear a striking resemblance to, say, Robert Pattinson. It takes only one — okay, maybe two or three [...]

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Dream Interpretation: OMG I Slept with My Mom!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a male reader asks Lauri: I have sex with my mom in my dreams WTH is that all about? Lauri: Yes, major “Eew!” factor with this one.  [...]

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